Feeling Lucky …

Today was a great day. I always get into the kitchen on St. Patrick’s Day, experimenting with new recipes. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do! But on top of that, my son George came home today for Spring Break. I was so excited to see him after two months, I could BURST! It was one of those days where I caught myself smiling a few times, knowing that life is good and that I’m pretty darn happy. This day and all it included left me feeling exactly how you should feel on St. Patrick’s Day.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel LUCKY!!!

Still smiling …

I’m not sure that I will ever be able to describe just how happy I have been since Sunday. I feel like I finally have ALL of my life back back on track. And I can’t seem to stop feeling all the wonderful feels that go with it!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are still smiling!!!

Sadly celebrating my mom …

Today is my mom’s birthday. She would have been 69. She has been celebrating in heaven for 22 years now. Typing that just blows my mind. It’s shocking. If she were to walk through my front door right now, I could easily pick up where we left off. Just like she never left. Of course I would give her a giant hug first! But I know us, within minutes we would be catching up and probably laughing our tushies off about something. Gosh, wouldn’t that be nice …

It’s incredible how true unconditional love works. I love my mother just as much as I did the day she passed away. Heck, I think I might even love her more. I see so much of her in myself now. I value the life lessons she taught me. Especially the ones that she taught me by example. She taught me to laugh and find joy in every place life took me. Even the dark and scary parts. People wonder how I do it. How I can keep smiling and keep an optimistic outlook despite the life experiences I’ve had. People ask how I have not become bitter. My mom. Mom is how I do it. Her short life was far from perfect, but it never stopped her from laughing and hoping her way through each new day. This amazing ability of hers became her greatest gift to me and it has become her legacy. A legacy I try to honor every day.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you like you never left and miss you fiercely every day. You were, are and always will be my greatest hero.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you sadly celebrate!!!

  

Smiling …

It’s was gorgeous out today. Blue sky and warm sun. Forget Spring, this was picturesque of my beloved summer. I also got a dose of EXTREME silliness with my H-Crew. Sharing laughter with them is the most beautiful part of my day. And, near or far, I have the most wonderful friends in the world. Some days are just a little more perfect than others. Today was one if them.

Well, I hope you all had a day that made you smile!!!